Andreas Jacobsson

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Personal privacy is affected by the occurrence of adware and spyware in peer-to-peer tools. In an experiment, we investigated five file-sharing tools and found that they all contained ad-/spyware programs, and, that these hidden components communicated with several servers on the Internet. Although there was no exchange of files by way of the file-sharing(More)
The amount of software that hosts spyware has increased dramatically. To avoid legal repercussions, the vendors need to inform users about inclusion of spyware via end user license agreements (EULAs) during the installation of an application. However, this information is intentionally written in a way that is hard for users to comprehend. We investigate how(More)
Several barriers to turn innovative ideas into growth-oriented businesses with a global outlook are identified. The Plug and Play Business concept is suggested to lower these barriers by making it possible for the innovator to plug into a network of actors or potential collaborators with automated entrepreneurial functions. A P2P paradigm with intelligent(More)
We investigate the hypothesis that it is possible to detect from the End User License Agreement (EULA) if the associated software hosts spyware. We apply 15 learning algorithms on a data set consisting of 100 applications with classified EULAs. The results show that 13 algorithms are significantly more accurate than random guessing. Thus, we conclude that(More)
The purpose is to explore how norm-governed behavior within agent societies can be achieved in the context of Virtual Enterprises. We analyze a number of formal models from the agent research field, of which three models focus on the society aspects and three models focus on norms. A general observation is that the models reviewed are not concordant with(More)